A garden indoors

Flowers really do intoxicate me.” — Vita Sackville West

Seasoned Michigan gardeners agree that mid-May is fickle — always a bit of a teaser. My neighbors and I are itching to get to the local nurseries to shop for annuals, but we know from past experience that it’s best to wait another week or so, when the real danger of frost is past.

Meanwhile, Mother’s Day weekend brought a beautiful surprise.

Nate and his fiancee, Andrea, sent the me a flower arrangement (photo at left) that will brighten the rest of my week. Best of all, it warmed my heart to see two names on the Mother’s Day card that was included with the arrangement — a reminder that I’ll gain a very dear daughter this fall.  I hope your Mother’s Day was just as sweet.